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Top Tips For Choosing a Great Used Truck

Posted at Wed, Mar 8, 2017 4:45 PM

At Tim’s Truck Capital and Auto Sales in Epsom, NH, we specialize in used truck sales. We have a large and varied inventory of used trucks, as well as SUV crossovers and sedans. We’d like to share some of our favorite reasons for buying a used truck and our top tips for getting the perfect truck for you.

More choice
Did you know there are over three times as many pre-owned trucks on the market today? This means there’s a lot to choose from. Talk with our sales team at Tim’s Truck Capital and let us know what you’re looking for so we can find it for you.

Avoid rapid depreciation
Buying a used truck saves you the depreciation loss. Did you know that if you financed a new truck with a low down payment, you could end up owing more than the truck is worth after a few years? This is because new models can lose half or more of their value in the first two to three years.

What to look for
Pickup trucks are built to last, so if you can find one that’s just a few years old, it will prove to be a great investment. It will have already taken big hit on depreciation while still having lots of life left in it. A well-maintained pickup truck can perform well for 200,000 miles or more. This is especially true of diesel engine trucks. Rust isn't the problem it was in the past and the advent of solid-state electronics has reduced the need for frequent tune-ups.

Towing capacity
If you need a used pickup truck to tow a trailer, make sure you know the truck's towing capacity (GVWR and tongue weight). It’s important to consider engine capacity, cab and bed size, wheelbase length, rear axle ratio, tongue weight and whether or not the truck has a factory-towing package. Look for signs of towing wear on trucks you’re considering. If a truck has been pulling a lot of weight, it will show.

While it’s a good idea to look for a pickup truck with the highest reliability scores, it’s also important to keep in mind that every used truck is unique. Make sure to have a pre-purchase inspection even on a truck with a high reliability rating. Given that trucks are workhorses, it is also important to look for signs of extreme wear and past uses, such as off-road driving or large-trailer towing. We at Tim’s Truck Capital are careful to select the best used trucks available.

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Tim’s Truck Capital

904 Suncook Valley Hwy

Epsom, NH 03234

Phone: 888.659.1537


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